Civil construction should grow 2.5% this year

Civil construction should grow 2.5% this year

Good prospects have motivated companies to invest in quality and different strategies to stay close to the customers

After Covid 19’s pandemic severity in the production chain, the civil construction market gets back to the positive scenario. In October, the Industry National Confederation (CNI) and the Civil Construction Union of the State of São Paulo (SindusCon-SP) had already projected increases of 7% and 6.1% for the sector last year, respectively, above the forecast percentage for the country’s growth, of 2.7%, according to Focus Research

For this year, the Brazilian Construction Industry Chamber (CBIC) forecasts a growth of 2.5%, considering the ongoing business cycle of real estate market and more solid housing demand compared to recent years. With positive expectations, specialists indicate that the sector should invest in new technologies and differentiated service, with customized solutions.

Alexandre Prado, business director at Lubrizol, a company that supplies specialty chemical products for transport, industry and consumer markets, highlights the importance of seeking certified, high-quality products. “Safety and sustainability should be the most important requirements when choosing the piping system, for example. More resistant and certified materials present greater resistance, reducing the chances of cracks during and after tubes installation, also reducing chances of structural accidents and the need for replacement”.

In turn, Lantex do Brasil, a company with confirmed participation at M&T EXPO 2024, announces positive perspectives for the coming months in the aggregates industry for construction. The company has been providing consultancy and support to quarries across the country in fine material processing operations – small stones and gravel sand. Aggregates with this profile currently correspond to 40% of consumption demand in the construction market, which has motivated mining companies to adapt the sieving process with use of appropriate screens, capable of sorting fine material without major losses.

“The great difficulty for companies in production of fine material has been adapting gravel sand, also known as ‘artificial sand’, to the established standards”, explains Vitor Diniz, technical assistance manager at Lantex. Because this material has peculiarities that are unfavorable in most cases when dealing with concrete, they end up not being used or are intended for marginal applications.

Another company that is betting on the construction sector growth is Get Tractor, a specialist in providing soil penetration tools (FPS) for quarries and mining companies. Also with confirmed participation for M&T EXPO 2024, the company has shown the market the differentials of its products and established partnerships with customers from all over Brazil.

Eber Miranda, director of Get Tractor Soluções em FPS [FPS Solutions], remembers that in mid-2009 he was working at his father’s company, when he attended the M&T EXPO for the first time. The fair was a turning point in his life. “Until then, our company was not seen by the national market and from then on it started to be recognized and respected. After that, we professionalized our dealership and entered a new growth cycle in life, both personally and in business. We are grateful to our customers and to M&T EXPO”, acknowledges Miranda.

By: Santlemo Camilo